Houston-based artist Cameron Sonnier reveals the debut single from his upcoming sophomore album, Synchronicity. “Anytime” shows a gorgeous, contemplative folk sound with twangy guitars and warming underlying acoustics, complementing a warming vocal presence ruminating on “friends we used to know,” and other retrospective musings. Co-produced with Jordan Lawlor (formerly of M83), Sonnier describes the single as “about the fleeting nature of life, how we overcome hard times with a smile and move on, but are haunted by memories, places we’ve been and people we used to know, while creating more memories until we die.”
“It’s alright, you can haunt me anytime,” Sonnier’s vocals let out during the magnetic chorus, where guitars and starry-eyed synths converge with delectable results, with shades of Damien Jurado. “Sometimes I wanna cry, because it’s so hard to be alive,” admittances in the verses send chills as well, lifting off seamlessly into the beckoning “it’s alright,” reassurances. “Anytime” is a beautiful piece of songwriting from Sonnier, who first caught our attention around this time last year with the track “Sunshine.”
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.